Opinions on social media and political participation Malaysia 2018

This statistic shows the share of respondents in Malaysia who agreed or disagreed with the following impacts of social media on political participation as of December 2018. According to the Ipsos survey, the majority of the respondents agreed that social media provided a medium for people to take part in political discussions. 67 percent of respondents said that they agree that social media gave a voice to people who would not normally take part in debates and social issues, whereas 62 percent were of the opinion that social media made debates on social issues more divisive than before.

Share of respondents who agreed or disagreed with the following impacts of social media on political participation in Malaysia as of December 2018

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Release date

March 2019

Region

Malaysia

Survey time period

November 26 to December 7, 2018

Number of respondents

500+

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The question asked in the survey was as follows: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following? Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are..."

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